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Aircraft

What is the effective range of the Evolve?

The range of Evolve is 4921ft (1500m).

What is the flight time of the Evolve?

Evolve flight time is approximately 20 minutes.

What is the maximum speed of the evolve?

The maximum speed of the Evolve is 38mph (60km/h) in Sport mode.

What flight modes does the Evolve have?

Beginner Mode: In this mode the aircraft will only fly with in a restricted distance from the home point. Default Beginner Mode set at radius of 98ft (30m) and altitude of 98ft (30m).

Filming(GPS) Mode: In this mode, with a strong GPS signal, the drone will hold its position when the control sticks are released. The flight dynamics in the Evolve are made for smooth filmic shots.

Altitude mode: In this mode the drone will hold in level altitude orientation when the control sticks are released, but it will not hold the position. This results in the drone drifting in the direction the wind is blowing and the operator must control the position of the drone at all times. This mode is only recommended for experienced operators and is meant for smoother breaking reactions and camera panning.

Smart(GPS) Mode: In this mode, with a strong GPS signal, the drone can perform Smart Pilot functions such as Waypoint Operation, Easy Course and other modes. When the drone is not performing a smart function it will fly in GPS Mode.

Does Evolve has a “Return to Home” mode? How does it work?

Yes Evolve does have a “Return to Home” mode.

You can easily activate it by pressing the Return to Home button located below the right hand stick of the ground station.

The “Return to Home” mode will also be triggered if the aircraft loses signal with the ground station or if the battery level is running low.

Return to home brings the drone back to the location where it first acquired a home lock position utilizing the GPS signal. Users must ensure that a GPS signal is fixed, when all 4 LED lights located under the motors are solid green, before takeoff to bring it back to your home point position. When it reaches the home position the aircraft will hover for 5 seconds then land automatically. During the landing descent the operator can move the droneʼs position to avoid obstacles on the ground or land in a preferred spot. At any stage the RTL mode can be modified by pressing the RTL button again and confirming the RTL cancel, then the drone will state back into the mode which the 3 position switch mode is selected

Depending on the flight conditions and obstacles in the return to home flight path, the operator can choose a safe return altitude for the Return to Home function. This altitude should be set up before flight. Default return to home altitude set at 98ft (30m).

– Auto land feature.

You can easily activate it by pressing the Auto Take-Off and Landing button located below the left hand stick of the ground station.

The “Auto Land” mode will also be triggered after the aircraft has reached its home point during Return to Home.

Auto Landing allows the unit to descend and automatically land using the LiDAR system. During the landing descent the operator can move the droneʼs position to avoid obstacles on the ground or land in a preferred spot.

Can Evolve avoid obstacle by itself?

No, Evolve is not equipped with obstacle avoidance. You are responsible with the control of the aircraft.

What are the benefits of carbon fiber?

Carbon fiber provides one of the best strength to weight ratio, it is 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than steel, 8 times stronger and 1.5 times lighter than aluminum.

Carbon fiber has superior fatigue properties and is highly corrosion resistant.

It is suitable for complex contours and design which makes it especially appropriate for aircraft design and manufacturing.

To sum up, carbon fiber provides better resistance to impact, stronger structural stability, improved flight dynamics and is stronger and lighter than competing materials.

Can you switch off the lights on the aircraft?

No, you cannot switch off all of the lights of the aircraft as they are here for practical and safety reasons.

Please note that the light above the camera are only for calibration or emergency signal and can be switched off in the Drone Setting menu and switches off automatically when recording.

Is there a specific meaning to the lights’ various colors?

Yes, there are a total of 5 possible LED colors (white, green, blue, yellow, red) with specific meanings.
Please refer to the manual for full details.

How does Evolve’s positioning system work?

Combined with algorithms and a comprehensive suite of positioning tools, including a GNSS module that supports GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou navigation systems, covering 99% of the world, as well as advanced optical flow and LiDAR sensors, Evolve provides position tracking with the higher precision than general drones with ultrasonic or visual sensors.

Omnia 4K Camera

What are the main features of the Evolveʼs camera lens?

Evolve’s camera system is equipped with 21mm f/2.8 lens, Sony CMOS image sensor, effective pixels of 12.4M

ISO range: 100-6400

Shutter speed: 1s-1/8000s

Does Evolve support various models of cameras?

Yes, although only one camera is currently available, Evolve has been designed to support various models of cameras.

XDynamics will release other models in the near future.

How easily can you change the gimbal?

The gimbal is equipped with a patented quick release gimbal adapter to facilitate installation and removal. Set-up time for the additional cameras is only a few seconds without tools.

What is the resolution and format of the photos and video captured?

Photos:

Format: JPEG, RAW

Resolution:

4000 x 3000 (4/3)
3840 x 2160 (16/9)

 

Videos:

Format: MP4

Resolution:

4K: 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps
FHD: 1920 x 1080 @ 120 / 60 fps
HD: 1280 x 720 @ 240 / 60 fps

Max Video Bitrate: 60 Mbit/s

Is there a SD card slot on the camera and what type of SD card is supported?

There is a SD card slot located underneath the camera.

It supports micro SD, U3, of 128GB maximum capacity

Is the SD card provided?

Yes, a 16GB, U3, micro SD is provided with the camera.

What are the rotation angles of the gimbal?

Evolve uses a 3-axis gimbal for an optimum stabilization of the camera.

The gimbal has a mechanical pitch of -135° to +45° operates at 1.5 to 80 °/s with a control rate of 1000Hz. The pitch is controllable through the ground station at a range of -100° to +20

What is FOC?

The motor controller features a Field Oriented Control (FOC) whose driver provides numerous advantages including:

– Faster response time

– More power output (10W)

– Reduction of power consumption by 70%

– Decreased motor temperature

– More stable performance in wider temperature environment

Ground Station

What are the main features of the dual screen controller?

The Evolve features the worldʼs first dual screen drone controller which operates on an Android 6.0 system. The ground station features a 64-bit quad-core CPU and dedicated GPU, 4GB of Ram making it one of the most powerful controllers on the market and a veritable power house, capable of handling both picture and video editing as well as social media management. Evolve’s drone controller is a Smart Pilot System (SPS) which combines all functions for usersʼ flying and filming needs within a single interface.

What is the brightness level of the screens? Is it adjusted manually or automatically?

The upper screen has a luminance of 1000cd/m2 and the lower screen of 600cd/m2. They are both equipped with an anti-reflective coating to provide the best flight experience no matter the light conditions.

Can I use any external controller, phone or tablets to pilot Evolve?

No, Evolve is only controllable through its own XDynamics ground station.

What happens if the controller runs out of battery while flying

If the controller runs out of battery while flying, the Return to Home function will set off and Evolve will return to its launch position.

Can I use 2 controllers to control the aircraft and the camera separately?

At this stage, you can control Evolve with one ground station only.

XDynamics is working towards making this feature available in a future upgrade.

What does zero latency means?

Leveraging Amimonʼs CONNEX Mini embedded zero latency technology, the Evolve delivers incredible wireless live views in 1080p Full HD video at 60fps, with the latency as low as 10 milliseconds, to the Ground Station Hardware. With zero latency transmission, filmmakers can monitor framing and composition in real-time and never miss a critical shot. It is ideal for commercial, TV and film production, infrastructure inspection and other applications that require delay-free control of the aerial camera.

Can I use the controller to edit my content?

Yes, the controller is equipped with our Flightworks Studio which allows you to organize your media files at a glance and enhance your photos with quick filter effects.

Can I share my content directly from the controller?

Yes, the controller features an intuitive and user friendly social media connectors.

Sharing your photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will only take seconds.

Aircraft Battery

What is the capacity of the Evolve battery?

Evolveʼs intelligent flight battery is a 4 cell Lithium-ion Polymer battery with a capacity of 6700 mAh.

How long will it take for the battery to fully charge?

It will take approximately 60 min to get both the drone and the controllerʼs batteries fully charged.

Why is there just one charger with my Evolve?

Evolveʼ smart charger is capable of charging both ground station and aircraft batteries at the same time.

Can I fly Evolve if the battery is not fully charged?

While you technically can fly with a battery that is not fully charged, we strongly advise you to always use fully charged batteries. Not only this will extend your flight time but also reduce the risk of unexpected and premature low battery state that might trigger an emergency landing.